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The First Jew On the Moon

When I was incarcerated at Boron aka Watergate Camp, only a couple hours from L.A., there were a few inmates connected to Hollywood. One of them was Seth Jaffe, an actor who had guest starred on TV series like "Cagney … Read More

By / November 6, 2008

When I was incarcerated at Boron aka Watergate Camp, only a couple hours from L.A., there were a few inmates connected to Hollywood. One of them was Seth Jaffe, an actor who had guest starred on TV series like "Cagney & Lacey" and "Remington Steele." He was also a very funny writer. So the warden allowed us to put on a comedy show in front of the 700 inmates. One of our skits went like this…

You all saw the landing on the moon, July 21, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon, right? Actually, I, Craig Glazer, was the first man on the moon. Here’s how it happened… The lunar module had just touched down when Houston called us: "This is Mission Control, we have a problem. The lunar surface where you have landed may be unstable, too dangerous for you to step down on." We were crushed. All of our work was for nothing! But then Mission Control called again and only spoke to Neil and Buzz: "We have an idea. Send the Jewish kid down first." I go down the stairs onto the surface of the moon. I check things out and everything seems safe. That’s when Neil lowers a camera to me and I film him jumping onto the surface.

Don’t believe me? Think about it. How the hell do you think they got that film of him coming down the stairs? The cameraman! That was me–the first Jew on the moon!

 

Even the goyem laughed–and considering this was federal prison that was almost everyone.

Craig Glazer, author of The King Of Sting: The Amazing True Story of a Modern American Outlaw, is guest blogging on Jewcy.  Tomorrow he’ll publish his parting post.  Stay tuned.